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Ray Allen Helps Celtics Win in Connecticut

Ray Allen (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Playing in an arena he once called home, Ray Allen did something he always did in his college days. He won. In the early 1990′s, Allen went 26-0 under Jim Calhoun’s Huskies in that arena (now called the XL Center).

Allen finished with eight points, six rebounds, and four assists to help the Celtics get an easy win, 106-90. Paul Pierce scored a team-leading 17 points and Kevin Garnett added 16 points, six rebounds, and two blocks playing against the new-look Raptors.

For the second straight night, the Celtics bench came through. Glen “Big Baby” Davis pitched in 13 points (7-8 from the FT line), rookie Lester Hudson scored 12 points, and Eddie house added 11 points on 3-10 shooting from 3-pt land.

Chris Bosh led all scorers with 21 points on 8-13 shooting, and Jose Calderon added 12 points for the losers. New acquisitions Hedo Turkoglu (six points, five assists) and Jarret Jack (12 points, five assists) were decent, but the Raptors need to expect big things from them if they want a chance at a playoff spot.

It’s hard to say whether the Raptors will contend in the East, but they should be an exciting team to watch. The Celtics may have proved Wednesday night that the Raptors are pretenders for now, but Toronto could end up in the Eastern Conference playoffs. They can forget about winning the Atlantic Division, though.

The Celtics next play in a re-match against the Raptors on Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m.

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